"I wish you could see it."
"Be more specific, MacIntyre. You’re my eyes and ears there. Give me details." This scene from Al Gore’s favorite movie, "Local Hero", sees MacIntyre trying (and failing) to describe the beauty of the Aurora Borealis to his boss Felix Happer. It also perfectly encapsulates a problem that, almost 30 years later, finally looks set to be resolved once and for all. AMA (Advanced Mobile Applications), a French company that develops mobile applications for smartphones, smart glasses and other networked devices, is at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover to exhibit Xpert Eye, a simple "see-what-I-see" smart glasses solution for industry and the healthcare sector. Visitors to the company’s stand can – quite literally – see for themselves what Xpert Eye can do.
The solution aims to get specialist expertise where it is needed in real time by ensuring experts can see exactly what the Xpert Eye user on-site is seeing as he or she sees it. The expert can then offer immediate assistance and give instructions on what needs to be done. Besides transmitting live pictures, Xpert Eye can also record videos and photos, resize image details and forward the file immediately and in real time to experts – no matter where in the world they are located. This also means experts can help colleagues on site by speaking to them, highlighting image details and, if necessary, giving them visual instructions via the smart glasses. Experts can even draw directly on the live image and thus pick out the tiniest details and explain them over a voice connection.